Wikinews Shorts: May 14, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Welsh-language kids channel in the works

Location of Wales

Channel Four Wales, known as S4C, is investigating the possibility of a Welsh-language kids television channel. Through 10 weeks of planned public consultations, the network will consider adding a channel devoted to children up to age 16.

The station would be funded through S4C's current budget and commercial revenues, if approved by the Welsh Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The channel has set aside USD$21.5 million for children's programs this year already.

The station would only be available digitally.

S4C was created under Margaret Thatcher's government, through the campaigning of groups like the Plaid Cymru political party.


Storm ravages northern Indian state killing 27

Location of Uttar Pradesh

Last Saturday (May 12) a storm hit the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The storm killed 27 people and injured dozens. Most victims resulted from getting crushed inside their houses by falling trees.

The storm had winds of speeds over 60 km per hour. It damaged many power lines leaving many parts of the state with no electricity. The extent to which the wind has caused damage is still being investigated.